Antwerp in the Renaissance / Volume 49

This book engages with Antwerp in the Renaissance. Bringing together several specialists of sixteenth-century Antwerp, it offers new research results and fresh perspectives on the economic, cultural and social history of the metropolis in the sixteenth century. Recurrent themes are the creative ways in which the Italian renaissance was translated in the Antwerp context. Imperfect imitation often resulted from the specific social context in which the renaissance was translated: Antwerp was a metropolis marked by a strong commercial ideology, a high level affluence and social inequality, but als... More ...

Further Contributors: Blondé, Bruno
Puttevils, Jeroen, 1985-
Document Types:Book
Media Types:Monographie
Publication Date:2020
Series:Studies in European urban history, Volume 49
Publisher: Brepols (Turnhout)
Subjects:Antwerpen ; Renaissance ; Geschichte 1420-1600
Language:English
ISBN:9782503588339
Extent:315 SeitenIllustrationen, Diagramme
Permalink:https://search.fid-benelux.de/Record/ulb-6179666
Collection:ULB Katalog; Original Catalogue
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Link(s):http://digitale-objekte.hbz-nrw.de/storage2/2020/11/29/file_9/8964355.pdf

This book engages with Antwerp in the Renaissance. Bringing together several specialists of sixteenth-century Antwerp, it offers new research results and fresh perspectives on the economic, cultural and social history of the metropolis in the sixteenth century. Recurrent themes are the creative ways in which the Italian renaissance was translated in the Antwerp context. Imperfect imitation often resulted from the specific social context in which the renaissance was translated: Antwerp was a metropolis marked by a strong commercial ideology, a high level affluence and social inequality, but also by the presence of large and strong middling layers, which contributed to the city's 'bourgeois character. The growth of the Antwerp market was remarkable: in no time the city gained metropolitan status. This book does a good job in showing how quite a few of the Antwerp 'achievements' did result from the absence of 'existing structures' and 'examples'. Moreover, the city and its culture were given shape by the many frictions, and uncertainties that came along with rapid urban growth and religious turmoil. 0